Filmmaking: Filmmaking Bibles

  • The Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre book cover

    The Makeup Artist Handbook

    Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre, 3rd Edition

    By Gretchen Davis, Mindy Hall

    Learn first-rate techniques and tips from some of the best makeup artists in the business in the new edition of The Makeup Artist Handbook. Renown makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall bring an impressive set of experience in all areas to the book, including work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…

    Paperback – 2017-07-24 
    Focal Press

  • Grammar of the Shot book cover

    Grammar of the Shot

    4th Edition

    By Christopher J. Bowen, Roy Thompson

    The newly-revised and updated fourth edition of Grammar of the Shot teaches readers the principles behind successful visual communication in motion media through shot composition, screen direction, depth cues, lighting, camera movement, and shooting for editing. Many general practices are suggested…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12 
    Focal Press

  • Grammar of the Edit book cover

    Grammar of the Edit

    4th Edition

    By Christopher J. Bowen, Roy Thompson

    Tell more effective visual stories by learning the "grammar" of cinematic language with this elegant, accessible reference. The fourth edition of Grammar of the Edit gives you the answers to the all-important questions of when to cut and why, and teaches readers the principles behind transitions,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12 
    Focal Press

  • Directing and Producing for Television: A Format Approach book cover

    Directing and Producing for Television

    A Format Approach, 5th Edition

    By Ivan Cury

    Directing and Producing for Television provides essential tools required to direct and produce effectively in a variety of settings. Ideal for students in television production courses, Directing and Producing for Television addresses critical production techniques for various formats, including…

    Paperback – 2017-03-20
    Focal Press

  • The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production: The People and The Process book cover

    The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production

    The People and The Process, 3rd Edition

    By Lorene M. Wales

    This expanded, updated, and revised third edition of Lorene Wales’ The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production offers a comprehensive introduction to the positions/roles, procedures, and logistics of the film and digital video production process, from development and pre-production all the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-22
    Focal Press

  • JUMP•CUT: How to Jump•Start Your Career as a Film Editor book cover

    JUMP•CUT

    How to Jump•Start Your Career as a Film Editor

    By Lori Jane Coleman, Diana Friedberg

    In JUMP•CUT, the follow-up to the authors’ acclaimed Make the Cut, leading film/TV editors and industry veterans Lori Jane Coleman ACE and Diana Friedberg ACE offer editing techniques, insider tips and unwritten rules that contribute to making a great production. They provide both seasoned and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Focal Press

  • The Movie Business Book book cover

    The Movie Business Book

    4th Edition

    Edited by Jason E Squire

    Drawing from a variety of experts in an industry that has seen major disruptions and technology advancements since the third edition, The Movie Business Book offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of this fascinating, global business. A must-read for film students and industry newcomers,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-01
    Focal Press

  • Directors Tell the Story: Master the Craft of Television and Film Directing book cover

    Directors Tell the Story

    Master the Craft of Television and Film Directing, 2nd Edition

    By Bethany Rooney, Mary Lou Belli

    Move over, movies: the freshest storytelling today is on television, where the multi-episodic format is used for rich character development and innovative story arcs. Directors Tell the Story, Second Edition offers rare insight and advice straight from two A-list television directors whose credits…

    Paperback – 2016-04-14
    Focal Press

  • Documentary Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Non-Fiction Media Production book cover

    Documentary Voice & Vision

    A Creative Approach to Non-Fiction Media Production

    By Kelly Anderson, Martin Lucas

    Learn the creative and technical essentials of documentary filmmaking with Documentary Voice & Vision. This comprehensive work combines clear, up-to-date technical information, production techniques and gear descriptions with an understanding of how technical choices can create meaning and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-06
    Focal Press

  • The Hair Stylist Handbook: Techniques for Film and Television book cover

    The Hair Stylist Handbook

    Techniques for Film and Television

    By Gretchen Davis

    Achieve professional quality hair results with this full-color, comprehensive book from award-winning hair and makeup pros, Gretchen Davis and Yvette Rivas. In The Hair Stylist Handbook: Techniques for Film and Television, you’ll learn how to create that sought-after "complete look" by learning the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-18
    Focal Press

  • After Effects Apprentice: Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist book cover

    After Effects Apprentice

    Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist, 4th Edition

    By Chris Meyer, Trish Meyer

    Whether you’re new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, or already a user who needs to become familiar with the new features, After Effects Apprentice was created for you. With 12 core lessons including a trio of projects combining After Effects with CINEMA 4D Lite, you’ll learn…

    Paperback – 2016-02-17
    Focal Press
    Apprentice Series

  • Television Production book cover

    Television Production

    16th Edition

    By Jim Owens

    Gain the skills you need to succeed in the television industry and master the production process, from shooting and producing, to editing and distribution. This new and updated 16th edition of Television Production offers a thorough and practical guide to professional TV and video production…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18
    Focal Press

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